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Ashwood kicks off county's centennial
Picnic, traveling exhibit highlights
A picnic May 10, in Ashwood, with hotdogs barbecued by Madras Kiwanis, kicked off the celebration of Jefferson Countys centennial. An estimated 50 people turned out for the event.
A traveling exhibit featuring digital early-day photos of Ashwood was set up at the picnic, located next to a new Ashwood Grange, which is rising from the ashes of the old grange, which burned down a couple of years ago.
Ashwood volunteers are rebuilding the grange themselves, donating materials, and accepting donations from others for the project.
Four ladies, who were longtime Ashwood residents, were crowned and shared stories about their lives in the area. They included Louella Friend-DeJager, Sandy Symons-Keegan, who was the Ashwood postmaster for 40 years and one day, Jean Guiney, and Frances Dickson.